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UN honours Congolese nun with prestigious refugee award

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UN honours Congolese nun with prestigious refugee award


A Congolese nun, who works with displaced and abused women in Congo, has been awarded the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva.

On receiving the award, Sister Angelique Namaika paid tribute to the courage of those she worked with.

“This award is not just for me,” she said, “but for all the women, the young girls and children who have been abducted by the LRA. In the face of their courage, I will never be discouraged from doing everything I can to give them hope to live again.”

Sister Angelique helps women and girls forced from their homes and abused by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s notoriously ruthless Lord’s Resistance Army.

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